Claremore Daily Progress

December 6, 2013

Grand jury probe into Owasso government corruption may end today

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Claremore Progress


A grand jury investigating possible corruption within Owasso city government could be concluding as early as today according to a motion filed with a Tulsa County judge.
Wayne Guevara, a former Owasso city councilor, is currently stationed in Afghanistan with the Oklahoma Army National Guard and has made several unsuccessful attempts to testify before the grand jury via Skype and Facetime.
He is a CH-47 Chinook helicopter door gunner involved in top-secret air assaults and has no control over his schedule, according to the motion.
Chad Greer, Guevara’s attorney, has asked that the grand jury probe continue until February to allow his client to testify in person when he is scheduled to be back in Oklahoma for a brief leave from his duties then. 
The grand jury  was initiated by J. B. Alexander, a former Owasso employee, to investigate “possible criminal activity and a possible pattern of public corruption in the Owasso city government,” according to grand jury petition. 
The petition alleges Guevara received benefits in transactions with Owasso Land Trust.